Download e-book for kindle: 65 Proof: Sixty-Five Short Stories (Omnibus Collection) by J. A. Konrath

By J. A. Konrath

ISBN-10: 1460961501

ISBN-13: 9781460961506

JA Konrath, writer of the Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels thrilller sequence (Whiskey bitter, Bloody Mary, Rusty Nail, soiled Martini, Fuzzy Navel, Cherry Bomb, Shaken) bargains a big 180,000 notice choice of sixty-five formerly released brief tales from the mystery, horror, and comedy genres, together with many from his award-winning series.

Stories to make you giggle, scream, draw back, imagine, scratch your head, and roll your eyes. This assortment has whatever to thrill all sorts of Kindle reader, and is a cheap option to get brought to the writer and his work.

Contents include:

INTRODUCTION by means of JA Konrath

JACK DANIELS AND FRIENDS
On the Rocks - Jack Daniels solves a locked room mystery
Whelp sought after - Harry McGlade turns into a dognapper
Street track - Phineas Troutt hunts a prostitute
The person who obtained Away - The Gingerbread Man's final victim
With a Twist - Jack Daniels solves an most unlikely crime
Epitaph - Phineas Troutt avenges a death
Taken to the Cleaners - Harry McGlade goofs off
Body pictures - Jack Daniels at a faculty shooting
Suffer - Phineas Troutt as a hitman
Overproof - Jack Daniels discovers what's preventing traffic
Bereavement - Phineas Troutt as hitman
Pot Shot - Herb Benedict will get shot at
Last Request - Phineas Troutt meets his match
Planter's Punch - Jack Daniels meets Tom Schreck's Duffy Domborwski
Truck cease - Jack Daniels meets Taylor from AFRAID and Donaldson from SERIAL

CRIME STORIES
The colossal men - flash fiction
The contract - very nasty noir
A Fistful of comfortable - a satire of the comfortable genre
Cleansing - a criminal offense of biblical proportions
Lying Eyes - clear up it yourself
Perfect Plan - clear up it yourself
Piece of Cake - clear up it yourself
Animal charm - clear up it yourself
Basketcase - hardboiled horror
Urgent answer wanted - easy methods to take care of spammers
Blaine’s Deal - parody of hardboiled noir
The Confession - terrible noir

HORROR STORIES
Finicky Eater - nuclear holocaust and cannibals
The Screaming - Van Helsing lives
Mr. Pull Ups - physique amendment horror
The Shed - a few losers locate the door to hell
Them’s strong Eats - rednecks vs. aliens
First Time - a young coming of age story
Forgiveness - the genesis of evil
Redux - ghost tale noir
The Bag - what's within the bag?
Careful, He Bites - lyncanthrope flash fiction
Symbios - sci-fi horror
A topic of style - zombie flash fiction
Embrace - gothic fiction
Trailer Sucks - gross out gore
Markey - mental horror
Punishment Room - terrible suspense
Shapeshifter's nameless - humorous paranormal
SERIAL - with Blake Crouch
Dear Diary - a dip into madness
The Eagle - early horror
A Sound of Blunder - with F. Paul Wilson

FUNNY STUFF
Light Drizzle - parody of hitman stories
Mr. Spaceman - technological know-how fiction satire
Don’t Press That Button! - essay on James Bond
Piranha Pool - comedy approximately writing
Well Balanced Meal - gross out humor
A Newbie’s consultant to Thrillerfest - essay on writing conventions
Inspector Oxnard - parody of mysteries
Appalachian Lullaby - radioactive monkeys
One evening simply - funny story
An Archaeologist’s tale - satire
Could Stephanie Plum motor vehicle quite Get motor vehicle coverage? - essay
Cozy or Hardboiled? - essay
Addiction - comedy approximately writing
Weigh to move - humor column approximately overall healthiness clubs
Cub Scout Gore ceremonial dinner - with Jeff Strand
Hint Fiction - 4 large shorts

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If you’ve ever found yourself thinking the characters in a horror movie are being stupid, you might be right. Below are five basic combat principles that are commonly violated in horror films. Although it’s understandable when inexperienced characters make mistakes, it’s surprising how often characters who should know better (like cops and soldiers) blow it. 1 1. Ensure that a firearm is loaded after it’s been out of your control. You should never assume that a firearm is loaded or unloaded. , left in a room or with another person) you should check to see if it’s loaded (or not).

It’s also worth noting that Fred Lincoln (under the name F. J. Lincoln) went on to direct a number of porn films, which makes this death that much more appropriate. 7. Cannibal Ferox—The Meat Hook Brassiere Those troublemaking twentysomethings should know better than to go playing around in a cannibal village in the jungle— especially since this film was made as a response to the success of Cannibal Holocaust. When they’re finally captured and punished, director Umberto Lenzi, in a bid to outdo director Ruggero Deodato, has the cannibals hang up actress Zora Kerova by her breasts with large metal hooks.

Cerina Vincent shaves the hair—and skin—off her legs in a super-squirm-inducing scene in Cabin Fever. 13. Paul McCrane, in Robocop, is doused by toxic waste, making his body all soft and pulpy, so that he explodes like a wet paper bag when he’s hit by a car. HORROR 39 14. Michael Ironside uses his kick-ass telekinetic powers to make a dude’s head explode in Scanners (and, oh, did I fantasize about having those powers when Dr. Callici would drone on endlessly about erosion in my high school earth sciences class).

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